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Dalawang taong pinaghandaan ng bansa bago nakamit ang ikalawang overall champion­ship sa katatapos na 30th Southeast Asian Games PH 2019.

“The program began­ immediately after the 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur where we finished miserably at sixth place with only 24 gold ­medals to show,” pahayag ni Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman at Team Philippines Chef de Mission William ‘Butch’ Ramirez sa 30th SEAG closing ceremony nitong Miyerkoles.

“The Philippines didn’t improve on fini­shing sixth in Singapore, and worse, there were four more golds in those 2015 Games.”

Ito ang ikalawang pagkakataon na nasa dalawang parehas na posisyon si Ramirez sa PH sports at natimunan ang bansa sa SEA Games overall title, una noong 2005.

“But regardless of whether I am chef de mission or not, my mandate as PSC chairman is to make sure that our athletes are well taken care of—from their nutrition to billeting to the most important ingredient of all—training, preparation and foreign exposure,” hirit niya. (Lito Oredo)